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Sensory integration occurs automatically. It begins in utero as the fetal brain senses movement of the mother’s body.
The brain is primary a sensory processing machine, it senses things and gets meaning directly from sensations. Information enters our brain from all parts of our body at every moment.
The definition of “Fine Motor” is orderly progression that is deliberate and controlled movements requiring both muscle development and maturation of the central nervous system.
We need to be aware of the skills of the young child and plan activities accordingly.
We provide a Milestone List of fine motor control.
Two words we hear often in early childhood development are:
Nature – the child’s biological makeup
Nurture – the environmental influence
Cognitive development is the process of acquiring intelligence and increasingly advanced thought and problem solving ability from infancy to adulthood.
Pre Reading Skills-When to begin? What you can do to encourage it. How to help babies develop necessary skills.
Is the child at the expected level of development for reading? Perception. Phonology. Pre reading activities.
A 2 hour Certificate of Completion is issued for this workshop.
Separation Anxiety in Children
Separation anxiety is a part of the normal developmental process in children. It’s perfectly fine for a child under the age of 6 to be anxious and fearful about separating from their parent or caregiver, to whom they are emotionally attached. However, if the symptoms intensify beyond what’s healthy or if the condition persists beyond the age of 6 then it’s possible that the child may have separation anxiety disorder.